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COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Foster Care

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Abby Drane, President & CEO of Seven Counties Services and Bellewood & Brooklawn, and Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise Children’s Services. They discuss how their organizations have adjusted to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways they are helping the youth in their care and the families they serve cope with stress and trauma. This is part of a series of conversations where we examine the [...]

By |2020-05-08T10:58:32-04:00May 7th, 2020|Podcast|

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on the DCBS Workforce

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Deputy Commissioner Elizabeth Caywood and Dr. Jay Miller, Dean of the UK College of Social Work. They discuss the priorities of DCBS during the pandemic, the importance of self-care and wellness of those in the helping professions, and how practices within the child welfare system will be impacted as the commonwealth reopens and recovers from the pandemic. This is part [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:36:30-04:00May 5th, 2020|Podcast|

Senator Gerald Neal

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Senator Gerald Neal to reflect on the 2020 legislative session, areas in which Kentucky must continue work for kids, and what to look forward to as the Commonwealth begins COVID-19 recovery efforts. Listen to Terry Brooks' reflections on the final state budget and 2020 wins for kids in our April 21st episode.

By |2020-04-29T14:08:53-04:00April 30th, 2020|Podcast|

KY House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade to reflect on wins for kids and families in the 2020 legislative session, areas in which Kentucky leaders must dig deeper for kids, and what to look forward to in 2021 as the Commonwealth begins COVID-19 recovery efforts. Listen to Terry Brooks' reflections on the final state budget and 2020 wins for kids in our April 21st episode. [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:00:25-04:00April 28th, 2020|Podcast|

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on the HANDS Home Visiting Program

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family and Children's Place in Louisville, and Tammy Weidinger, president and CEO of the Brighton Center in Northern Kentucky. They discuss the critical services Kentucky's Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) home visiting program provides, current disruptions to the service for many Kentucky families, and the needs of HANDS providers and the families they serve now and post-pandemic. Families can learn [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:03:09-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Podcast|

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Health Care

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Veronica Cecil, Vice President for Policy at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and former Deputy Commissioner in the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services, Dr. Julia Richerson, pediatrician practicing at Family Health Centers Iroquois in Louisville, and Dr. Nikki Stone, Dental Director at the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center in Hazard. They discuss the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems, what changes are needed to ensure continuity of [...]

By |2020-04-14T17:02:16-04:00April 14th, 2020|Podcast|

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Child Care

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Mike Hammons, vice president of advocacy at Learning Grove, and Dr. Sarah Vanover, director of Kentucky's Division of Child Care, to discuss the realities facing the child care sector, what federal investments are still needed to support child care centers, and information for families on setting realistic expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Child care centers and families can find information on available supports via the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:55:22-04:00April 9th, 2020|Podcast|

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Education

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Brigitte Blom Ramsey, president and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, to discuss the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's learning and the K-12 sector. This is part of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and [...]

By |2020-04-07T18:10:51-04:00April 7th, 2020|Podcast|

COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: Understanding Federal Supports

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Deb Stein of the Partnership for America's Children and Doug Scofield of Volunteers of America Mid-States to dive deeper into the federal COVID-19 relief supports recently passed by Congress and how those will impact the lives of Kentucky families and the businesses that serve them. Read more about the impact of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act [...]

By |2020-04-02T20:01:08-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Podcast|